Goldsmiths' operating principles for 2022-23 have not yet been finalised but should changes be required to teaching in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we will publish these as early as possible for prospective students wishing to start their programme in September 2022.
This Pre-Masters programme is aimed at students who are considering undertaking an MA/MFA in Art or Curating but need a year to develop their practice as well as their written skills.
The Graduate Diploma in Art is an exciting, creative and supportive programme aimed at postgraduate students who need a year to develop or consolidate their artistic practice and/or language skills in academic English.
Over the course of the programme, you will work on developing your own art practice, familiarise yourself with critical studies in a contemporary art context, develop an understanding of UK academic culture, and gain an understanding of the standards required to pursue further Masters-level study.
This programme will help you develop a critical understanding of your own practice, and the artistic, academic, and political contexts in which that practice occurs.
Successful completion will guarantee you entry onto one of the following Goldsmiths postgraduate programmes:
Students who wish to go on to study elsewhere within Goldsmiths or the UK will be given the appropriate one-to-one tutorial support in their application. The Graduate Diploma in Art welcomes applications from UK, EU and international students.
Develop your art practice along with your writing with an English language option
The programme has an English language option for students who do not have the academic English language requirements to enter directly onto a Goldsmiths MA/MFA programme.
For international students or those students who may have less familiarity of UK academic, there is an opportunity to develop your English language skills. You will develop your skills in English for academic purposes, and your academic writing for art. You will also attend lectures and seminars in critical studies, and undertake self-directed practice-based study, which will help integrate you into the studio-based postgraduate community in the Department of Art.